Media Advisory – Rotary Clubs of Beaufort Breakfast with Blue Angels

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Jun 022017

Media Advisory


Rotary Clubs of Beaufort Host Blue Angels for Breakfast

Friday, April 28, 2017

7:00 a.m.


Who:               Two members of the US Navy’s Blue Angels Demonstration Team


What:              Breakfast, followed by remarks from Blue Angels, with combined membership  of:


Rotary Club of Beaufort

Rotary Club of the Low Country

Sea Islands Rotary Club


When:              7:00 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2017


Where:             Walsh-Palmetto Room

Saint Peter’s Catholic Church

70 Lady’s Island Drive

Beaufort, South Carolina 29907


Why:               Traditionally, Beaufort’s three Rotary Clubs host members of the Blue

Angels Demonstration Team for breakfast when they visit Beaufort for

the Marine Air Station Beaufort Air Show



Additional details:


Rotary Point of Contact:         Jim Weiskopf

Cell:  (202) 607-1067


Please call or email to confirm attendance


At this point, we do not have the names of the participants from the

Blue Angels, and will update this media advisory when known.  Nor

do we have confirmation if the participants will be available for any

individual interviews.


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Cayce West Columbia Rotary Welcomes New Member!

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Jun 022017

Attorney J.R. Battles is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force.  After J.R.’s military career was over, he worked at the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a couple of years.  J.R. then applied and was accepted into law school where he graduated with his Juris Doctor degree. J.R. has worked his entire adult life to serve others, whether it was making sacrifices in the military, or helping taxpayers understand difficult tax regulations or now helping his clients with their legal issues.  J.R. works just as diligently on every case for every client because he knows your issue is  your number one concern.   J.R. has lived in South Carolina most of his life and is originally from beautiful Beaufort. J.R. met his wife in Beaufort and together they happily raise their two young children in this great state of South Carolina  J.R. believes we are all responsible to make our state as best a place to raise children as possible. J.R. joined our club because he wants to make a difference in his hometown community! The Cayce West Columbia Rotary is pleased to welcome J.R. Battles as our newest member.3798411-beach-pictures-wallpaper

Rotary has Heart Sumter Rotary Submission

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Apr 242017
The Sumter Rotary Club’s Rotary Has Heart community service project is our Farm-to-Table event.
In this, our fourth year of putting on this event, we sold close to 1,000 tickets for $30 each, and raised more than $20,000 to support 4 charities: The CART Fund (founded by members of our club), 4H, United Ministries, and the Shaw Air Force Base’s Warm Heart Fund. Each of our 80 club members was expected to sell 10 tickets, and most did just that.
The event took months of planning by a committee of 6 senior Rotarians and involved several hundred hours of volunteer work.  The event was heavily promoted in both the local newspaper and radio station–thanks to club members who manage those media outlets.
We had 15 sponsors as well as 12 local restaurants and food producers who donated their wares. This was clearly a whole-community effort.
This project not only helped those in need, and helped improve Rotary’s image in the greater Sumter community, it also provided a fun event for community residents who look for things to do without having to travel to Columbia or elsewhere.
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Apr 142017

You are invited to a night out at the ballpark.  Friday, May 19, 2017 has been designated as Rotary Night with the Columbia Fireflies.  It will be an opportunity for Rotary club members to have a great social time.  Tickets are $9.00 each and food vouchers are $5.00.  We will all sit together along the first base line and have a great time.  Bring your family and friends and join us for a wonderful time together at the ballpark.


Mar 222017

The Rotary Has Heart Project for the St. George Rotary Club is our ongoing backpack buddies program. We pick up food from the Lowcountry Food Bank once a month and deliver that to the individual Interact Clubs (we support 2 Interact clubs). Dorchester Academy has 35 students in its interact club. They usually have 10-12 students that help unload the food and then the juniors (12 students) pack the bags. They pack about 500 bags and deliver them to Williams Memorial Elementary School each month. The administrator there hands out about 125 bags every Friday to the underprivileged students each week so that they will have something substantial to eat over the weekend.

Woodland High School has 50 students in its interact club. They do the same thing as DA but they deliver to Harleyville Elementary School.  They have about 25 regulars that help (rotating from month to month). They pack and deliver 375 bags each month and their administrator hands out about 95 bags each Friday afternoon.
So, in cooperation with the Lowcountry Food Bank, we provide 875 backpacks each month so that underprivileged kids in our area are guaranteed to have something to eat on the weekends!
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Rotary Club of Spring Valley honors two new Bequest Society members

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Mar 062017

The Rotary Club of Spring Valley acknowledged two new Bequest Society members recently, Rotarians Brian Dunphy and his wife Shelly and President Wendy Fuess and her husband Steven Friedenberg are shown here with Spring Valley Foundation Chair, Sharleen Craig and our very own PDG and Foundation supporter, Paula Matthews. These two members and their spouses have made the decision to include The Rotary Foundation in their estate plans. We greatly appreciate your support – and your legacy will ensure that Rotary continues to ‘do good in the world!’


Feb 232017

Cayce-West Columbia Rotary Making a difference in our Community


Great thing are happening at the Cayce West Columbia Rotary Club from honoring and recognizing our wonderful students of the months, to our yard sale for students scholarships, to our stuffed animals’ donations to Happy Wheels and purchasing brand new shoes this past Saturday for 3rd and 4th graders with our Happy Feet project!  Service above self while making a difference in our community. Join us one Tuesday and see what all the fun is about!

                       Cayce West Columbia Rotary

                        Brookland Baptist Church Banquet & Conference Center

1066 Sunset Blvd.

West Columbia, SC 29169

Meets Tuesdays at Lunch 1:00pm -2:00pm

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Feb 152017

A special moment between two long -time friends and fellow PDGS , Bob Squatriglia (left) and
David Michaux ,III (right) as Bob presented David with a suitably decorated post hole digger as a ” departing the District memento “. Bob and Betty Squatriglia are relocating from Conway (District 7770) to Fort Mill ( District 7750) next month, after nearly forty years in Conway and our  district.The move will place them within nmt 35 mins from their four children and 11 grandchildren in the DelWebb Carolina Orchards community.
Bob is Vice President Emeritus for Student Affairs at Coastal Carolina University, where he was known as “Dr.Bob”, and David is Past Director of Rotary International. The tool is suitably wrapped with a “Carolina Blue ” ribbon on the handles and a “Rotary gold” ribbon on the blades, also  denoting the “blue and gold of Rotary”. Squatriglia served as District Secretary to then District Governor Michaux in 1984 -85, and Aide to the Director to then RI Director Michaux in 2000-2002, and General Chairman of Michaux’s Zone 33-34 institute in 2000-1. Squatriglia served as District Governor in 1987-88. The inscription on the handle reads” to D 3, a P.H.D. from a Ph.D.”, (sic) a Post Hole Digger from a  Ph.D.( Dr.Squatriglia). Both PDGs always subscribed to the late PDG and PRID J.Lambert (Lambo) Schwartz credo of ” a Little Rotary and a Lot of Fun”-and this memento event  is in that same tradition of their dear friend and longtime mentor.


Feb 152017

Members of the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise enjoyed an interesting panel of members on the dual subjects :” The History of Rotary and Our Club, and Why I am a Rotarian”, and,consistent with the theme of “Rotary has Heart” ,,canned goods were collected and presented to the Churches Assisting People (CAP) program based in Conway. Members above (left to right) are:Past District Governor Bob Squatriglia,long time member Ralph Jones, Charter Club President Bob White, and one year member James Steadman. The Club meets each Wednesday at 7:00am in Beef OBrady’s,located in the Carolina Forest- Kroger Mall, and visitors Invited to attend, enjoy a free breakfast and learn about our community and opportunities to serve consistent with the Rotary theme of “service above self”.


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